Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Mendoza

Categories: Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
Parque Provincial Aconcagua provides the perfect setting for an excursion into pristine nature. With features like snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and rivers, the park encompasses all the natural beauties of the Andean landscape. Condors are some of the park's most famous inhabitants, and seeing one gliding through the air is certain to make the day for any nature lover. The park can be easily reached from Mendoza, which means that you can visit on a daytrip or stay for several days at one of several designated camping areas. Before you head to Los Penitentes, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Los Penitentes tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Los Penitentes has to offer, including Parque Provincial Aconcagua.
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  • We did the walk to the lagoon Horcones and from there if you have a view well satistatória of the Aconcagua. Take water and hat. It's worth it, because the views are beautiful!
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  • Interesting, worth using a day in Mendoza to meet this park, but the tourist structure in the region leaves much to be desired.
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  • In the Andes, is one of the greatest attractions of Mendoza, called "the stone Sentinel", thus it is known the Aconcagua. Is the highest point of the Americas, and attracts climbers from around the world, is a very dangerous escalation. But we can register this landscape on the side of the road or in the gazebo of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Can be done by one of the most popular tours of Mendoza, the "high mountain tour" follow until you reach the entrance to the Park. Back to enjoy the huge rock formation covered with eternal snow. In spite of the Aconcagua Park remain closed most of the year, because of the danger of the trails. It is usually open between November and February. So, out of season, you can only view the Aconcagua from the road, but still he is grandiose and impressive ever. Ride of a lifetime.
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  • Entry to the protected area that surrounds Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas. There are various trails you can walk here between 40 minutes and 2 hours that take you to a vantage point for some great photo opportunities of the mountain. There are buses that go here from Mendoza (see the park website) but it's far easier to get there in your own or a shared car. On the way from Mendoza you also pass through Uspallata (where 7 Years in Tibet was filmed) and the Puente del Inca natural bridge as well as a tiny ski resort with a rickety ski lift that can take you a bit higher up on to the mountain side if you want. The park closes an hour before sundown and all visitors must check in at the visitor center near the entrance and buy a ticket there.
  • Starting point for trek to Aconcagua Base Camp aka Plaza de Mulas.
  • Very enigmatic place, really cool this park.
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  • Impressive, very nice view. In that area you can spot from hawks, Eagles to condors! Nearby is the Puente del Inca, another attraction not to be missed. There is that see in that season is visit to be able to have snow, now in August was super snowy and was spectacular! Preferred.
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  • Very beautiful cuidadp
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